Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Kagin seeks ANA post

Donald H. Kagin declared his intention to seek the presidency of the American Numismatic Association in next year’s election on Aug. 13. The Tiburon, Calif., dealer has spent a lifetime in numismatics. He holds the only Ph.D. in the American … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Coin Club News, General News, News | Leave a comment

Community Voice Responses (September 4, 2018)

From the August 10 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are World War I Centennial Dollar and Medal sets too expensive at $99.95? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, they are expensive. Way too … Continue reading

Posted in Community Voice | Leave a comment

Letters to the Editor (September 4, 2018)

Failed to mention 1973 Ikes not struck for circulation I consider Robert W. Julian to be among the top two numismatic historians and researchers alive today, the other being Q. David Bowers. So imagine my surprise when, in his interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Read Letters to the Editor | Leave a comment

Error cent slabbed for upcoming sale

Every veteran of circulation finds dreamed of finding rarities in change. Some succeeded. Among the coins dreamed about was the bronze 1943 cent error. That was the year cents were made of zinc-coated steel to save copper for the war … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

1805 the first quarter many can afford

Early quarters are just plain tough. In fact, if you are living on an average income, you could have a real problem trying to afford any early quarter. It appears to have been a matter of priorities. Apparently, the quarter … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, Item of the Week | Leave a comment

Reopened ‘O’ Mint made proof dollars

Branch mint proofs are unusual. Why did the New Orleans Mint strike proof silver dollars in 1879? It has been suggested the proofs were struck to mark the reopening of the New Orleans facility, which had closed during the Civil … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Coin Clinic, Features | Leave a comment

Viewpoint: Mint three-cent coin to save money

By Wayne Pearson Rather than abolish the cent, as some would like, saving the cent could be as easy as 1-2-3. A Trime. Consider if we issued a three-cent piece. For every 100 one-cent coins, we could issue 16 trimes … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, Viewpoint | Leave a comment

Club gives Syd Kass cake for No. 98

Longtime coin collector Syd Kass celebrated his 98th birthday with his friends Aug. 3 at a meeting of the Delta Coin Club at the Stockton, Calif., Eagles Hall. Called Mr. Delta Coin Club, Kass has been a pillar of the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Coin Club News, General News, News | Leave a comment

CCAC rejects signature $1 designs

Coin collectors might consider multiple ways of highlighting the signature of George Washington as the opposite of innovation, but variations on this theme were reviewed and rejected July 31 by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as the American Innovators dollar … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Community Voice Responses (August 28, 2018)

From the August 3 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Would you advise your mother to invest her money in gold coins? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Investments should be made on a portfolio … Continue reading

Posted in Community Voice | Leave a comment